Do you happen to have a couple of million dollars just lying around?
Are you a sports memorabilia collector?
Do you love hockey?
Do you get chills whenever you hear this?
If your answer was “yes” to all of those questions, you are going to love the news I am about to share with you.
USA hockey legend Mike Eruzione has decided to sell some of his most cherished Olympic items. Eruzione has stated that he is not struggling financially, but he wants to leave something nice behind for his three children and his grandchildren.
Among the items being sold is a gold medal…but it doesn’t belong to Mike. It belongs to former USA forward Steve Christoff. The medal is expected to go for at least $400,000 but don’t worry collectors, there’s more!
Eruzione is also planning on selling his #21 jersey that he wore in Lake Placid 33 years ago. That jersey is expected to go for at least 1 million dollars (the highest selling hockey memorabilia item ever went for 1.2 million). The other items and their expected prices are the stick Eruzione used to score the game winning goal against the Russians ($50,000), his #21 blue jersey worn in the gold medal game ($200,000), the glove he wore to the podium to accept the gold medal ($10,000) and the jump suit he wore when receiving the medal ($10,000).
That is a lot of cash for those of you keeping track. There is also a very good chance that these items end up with someone who isn’t even a big hockey fan. These items stand for something more than just hockey, they stand for patriotism and pride in a nation. The win itself was a big deal because the Russian team, a heavy favorite, was filled with professionals while team USA was all amateurs.